How will the next Mayor of London deliver on social housing?

4 September 2015, News

JBP and Clarke Willmott are set to explore one of London’s biggest challenges with a panel of experts in the heart of the capital. 

We are hosting an exclusive breakfast roundtable event at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which will look at how the next Mayor of London can deliver the affordable homes the city badly needs.

The issue of housing is set to become a burning topic during the mayoral contest, with candidates on all sides already setting out their plans to tackle the affordability shortage.

Chaired by David Waterhouse, Head of Strategic Development for Design Council Cabe, the event will look at questions including:

  • How can registered affordable housing providers address the challenge of extending the Right to Buy to housing association tenants?
  • Will the next London Mayor provide a new focus and emphasis on the delivery of social housing in London?
  • Is more local control over housing or planning policy the answer to solving the housing crisis?
  • What role will the city’s brownfield sites have in solving the housing crisis?
  • How feasible is the Government’s target of getting Local Development Orders on 90% of appropriate sites by 2020?

Paul Smith, Senior Counsel at JBP, said: “Whoever wins the mayoral contest in London will be faced with a pressing challenge that affects virtually all of its residents and poses a real challenge to the city’s long-term economic wellbeing.

“Affordability is a huge part of London’s housing problem. Finding workable solutions to this issue will not be quick or easy, but everyone is agreed on its importance and there will be no shortage of ideas from mayoral contenders over the course of the campaign.”

The event will be held on 15 September. If you would like to attend or for further information, please contact William Pender.

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